Phone Tips, Smartphone

Top 3 New iPhone Rumors You Need To Know

It looks like Apple has got some treats in store for us! There are a lot of rumors circulating about what we can expect to see later this year and here is what we know so far…

  1. Three is the Magic Number

It’s predicted that Apple is going to drop three new iPhones later this year with edge-to-edge displays in varying sizes; a 5.8-inch, a 6.1-inch and a 6.5-inch.  We should expect to see new build materials and colors, increased processing speeds, higher screen resolution, advancements in cameras and tweaks to extend battery life.

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  1. High End to Highly Affordable!

The 5.8-inch model is likely to be a refreshed version of the popular iPhone-X. The most notable difference in this variant is the addition of a dual rear camera lenses. The 6.5-inch iPhone, expected to be the iPhone-X Plus, will go one step above this with three rear cameras lenses. Having two lenses creates greater depth of field to produce beautiful images. This is particularly effective in close up photographs, for example in the perfect portrait, or selfie, the lenses keep the subject sharp and in focus, while blurring the background. Another benefit of a second lens is the ability to use 2x optical zoom. With a third lens, the zoom is even more powerful and it could space map in 3D (similar to the current iPhone-X’s True-depth front camera) for cooler lighting and augmented reality features. Like the iPhone-X, these phones have beautiful edge-to-edge OLED screens which display more vivid colors and require less energy – saving battery life.

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Traditionally, Apple hasn’t had a problem with putting hefty price tags on their devices, as shown by the fact that the iPhone-X, Apple’s priciest iPhone ever at $1,149 was the bestselling smartphone for the first three months of 2018, closely followed by iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Nonetheless, Apple is rumored to have developed a cheaper option for around $600-700. At 6.1-inches, the screen is bigger than the iPhone8 and the drop in price is thanks to a different type of display. The screen is LCD – a cheaper option but it requires slightly bulky LED chips for back lights which take up space in the bottom of the bezels in the smartphone.  But, thankfully, Apple is able to source smaller chips that fit in half the space; meaning nearly edge-to-edge screens for cheaper!

Another exciting thing to note is we are set to see the first extensive color expansion since the 5c in 2013. The 6.1-inch model will apparently be available in grey, white, blue, red or orange and the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch editions will have space grey, silver and gold options!

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  1. Exciting New Features for iOS 12

The new iPhones will come with the latest iOS software which is rumored to have some fun new features. If you’re very popular you’ll like the new FaceTime – you will be able to be in group calls of up to 32 people!  You can also use the new Animojis in FaceTime or on iMessage . Create an Animoji just for you with more personalizing features, or if you’re feeling like it, you could try out one of the new Animojis – a koala, tiger, ghost or a T-Rex!

You can now manage your tech addiction with ‘Screen Time’. You gain information on how many times you have picked up your phone, how long you used an app for and how many notifications you got in any one day. You are also able to manage your screen time across all your devices – which prove useful for shaming yourself out of staring at your phone all day, or even good for keeping an eye on how much time your family spends doing the same.  Other perks include a new style of notifications which will be stacked in groups to be less cluttered and the introduction of the Measure app which uses augmented reality to let you measure things with your phone.

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Travel

Top 5 European Cities for Students to Visit

Planning a trip abroad?

Europe has everything and anything to offer; from incredible museums and beautiful architecture to wild festivals, boat parties and unforgettable nightlife.

Here are a few places that you can’t afford to miss out on…

  1. Amsterdam
    This city is the perfect destination for a short city break, or perhaps a stop off on an inter-railing trip. Start your day by going for a relaxing walk or bike ride along the picturesque canals. Then you could explore the world famous museums such as The Anne Frank Museum or the Van Gogh gallery. In the evening immerse yourself in Amsterdam’s bustling nightlife glamorous cocktail bars or even the Xtracold Icebar (known as the coolest bar in Amsterdam).Amsterdam
  2. Dubrovnik
    For all fans of the TV series Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik is home to the beautiful King’s landing, capital of the seven Kingdoms and is one for the bucket list. Croatia also has so much more available, from white water rafting and the waterfalls of Krka national park to famous festivals and boat parties such as Love International and Hideout Festival. Its stunning beaches and charming towns provide an ideal location for any keen explorer.Dubrovnik
  3. Barcelona
    There is no denying that Barcelona is a beautiful city. The region of Catalonia is a haven for art and culture with stunning architectural works by the famous Gaudi such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. There are also endless sculptures like Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish and many popular modern art galleries. As well as being incredible to look at; Barcelona offers stunning rooftop bars that serve sophisticated cocktails and authentic Tapas and paella, bustling beaches right on the edge of the city and the Tibidado amusement park nestled in the mountains. Sport fans can visit the Nou Camp, home to the world famous FC Barcelona. Barcelona
  4. Rome
    Rome is arguably home to some of the most magnificent remains of ancient history in the world. The Colosseum and the Vatican City are places that people need to see at least once in their lives. But there is more Rome than just sightseeing, there’s something about eating the authentic Italian foods in this city that is completely unique. Pizza and pasta are of course delicious but you will not taste gelato as good as this anywhere else. Rome’s nightlife is very versatile; fancy wine bars and lounges in the Eternal city, the best night clubs in Testaccio and dance clubs in Akab. The bohemian and artsy crowd will undeniably enjoy the unique experience of the Rome Tram Tracks, a vintage tram with live music and drinking. This tram has danced in the shadows of the Colosseum with stars such as the Rolling Stones and Elvis. Rome
  5. Paris
    Paris has sensational architecture and sights such as The Eiffel Tower, The louvre and the Arc de Triomphe, just to name a few. Wander the city and dine in endless café gems such as le Coqelicot, La Maison Angelina and Cafes Verlet hidden away in the idyllic streets. For the partygoers there’s superb nightlife to suit everyone, with posh Paris clubs like Matigon and exquisite bars such as Club Raye, although those on a student budget may not be able to indulge, but let’s not forget about the designer shopping… a little browsing never hurt anyone. Paris

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